Monthly Archives: August 2012

  1. Top 3 trends for window treatments

    Do you have bare windows that need to be covered up? If you're not sure about which types of window treatments to use to maximize your money while improving your interior decor, you may want to look to some of the hot trends in window treatments. Here are three worth considering.

    1. Roman shades. These window coverings work in pretty much any setting, so you shouldn't have trouble finding a variety that matches your decor. They're a great way to add a decorative yet relaxed atmosphere to a space.

    2. Bamboo blinds. Made out of one of the most sustainable resources in the w

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  2. Are you an artist in need of a home studio?

    Whether you're a professional sculptor, an amateur painter or an established cartoonist, you might like the idea of having your very own home studio. Not only will you get the chance to design the space based on your needs, but you won't have to worry about getting paint, clay or pastels on your home's furniture or washing those dirty materials in your kitchen sink. But how do you go about setting up this artistic haven? Here are a few ideas to keep in mind.

    1. Size matters. If you're choosing to transform an existing space into your studio, be sure to pick a room that's large enough to accommodate your work. This is especially important if you're into large-scale paintings or sculptures. Obviously, if you're building a new space, you'll get to

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  3. How to choose shades for a young child's room

    Furnishing and decorating a room for a young child is a lot different than how you'd go about doing the same for an adult-only space. Not only do you have to take taste preferences into account, but you have to really think about the functionality, practicality and safety of every aspect. It's enough to give parents a headache, but luckily it's easy to choose blinds and shades that are appropriate.

    First and foremost, it should be noted that kids are curious creatures. They're always busy getting themselves into mischief by exploring and evaluating every little thing they can get their hands on. That's why it's important to make sure that

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  4. How to nail the vintage modern look

    The vintage modern decor style that's been popping up all over the place sounds like a total oxymoron, but it's easier to grasp than you think. Instead of opting for a strictly modern interior with no sense of personality or quirky flair, or sticking with a straightforward vintage aesthetic, mix the two together for a style that feels just right. Here's how!

    Mix up the eras
    For a modern take on vintage design, avoid using pieces that are all from the same time period. After all, you probably don't want guests to feel like they've just stepped into the '70s every time they enter your living room! Play around with different items from the 1800s, 1920s, 1950s and 1980s. It's a lot more fun that way.

    Add in some neutrals
    Peopl

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  5. Tips for decorating a children's bathroom

    If you're the type of mom who enjoys having a tranquil, spa-like bathroom that's free of rubber duckies, toothpaste spatters and cartoon-character shower curtains, a children's bathroom is a must. Not only will you have the freedom to decorate your own space as you wish, but your kids will have the chance to choose their own decor, which is always fun! Here are some tips to keep in mind when you and your children start planning out the interior design of the room.

    Safety comes first
    To make sure that no accidents happen in the bathroom, certain safety measures should be implemented. For example, slippery surfaces like the tiles in front of the tub or the floor of the shower should be covered with mats, while drain and faucet covers can prevent kids

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  6. Two or More Blinds in a Single Window Opening

    As you measure your windows, you may find a window opening or two that are very large widths. In some cases it may be a picture window or an opening that has multiple windows within that opening. There are a few different options worth considering that have their respective positives and negatives.
    3 blinds in a single window
    Option 1: A single blind or shade 
    Payless Decor blinds and shades have maximum widths that can be six, seven, or eight feet or longer, and thus can cover many large openings. One thing to consider is the weight of the window treatment and how much you are going to  want to open/close it. Faux Wood blinds, for instance, can be very heavy and a single blind of a large width may be somewhat difficult to lift. Many of our shades in very large

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